NATALIE WOOD - CONTRACT SIGNED 05/14/1963 - HFSID 252547
Sale Price $1,020.00
The actress engages the William Morris Agency for a term of three years on this carbon partly printed contract.
Carbon Partly Printed Contract signed: "Natalie Wood" in ink on verso, 2p, 8¼x10¾, front and verso. Beverly Hills, California, 1963 May 14. Headed: "William Morris Agency/Inc./General Services". The actress engages the agency for a term of three years, beginning on November 11, 1963, as her "sole and exclusive agent, adviser, artists' manager, and representative with respect to my services in all branches of the entertainment, publication, and related fields throughout the world, including but not limited to merchandising, testimonials and commercial tie-ups, whether or not using my name, voice or likeness...." Also signed by an Agent for the William Morris Agency, Inc. From 1963-1966, Wood appeared in six feature films: Love With the Proper Stranger (1963), Sex and the Single Girl (1964), The Great Race (1965), Inside Daisy Clover (1965), This Property is Condemned (1966) and Penelope (1966). She would not appear in another film until 1969's Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. In 1966, during the term of this contract, Wood was also a "mystery guest" on the TV game show, What's My Line?, and she was a presenter on The 38th Annual Academy Awards telecast. Possessing a classic beauty at an early age, Natalie Wood (1938-1981) successfully made the transition from a child star (1947's holiday favorite, Miracle on 34th Street) to screen ingénue to accomplished mature actress. Along with Elizabeth Taylor, the photogenic Wood was queen of the fan magazines in the 1950s, and she proved her talent with Academy Award nominations for Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Splendor in the Grass (1961) and Love with the Proper Stranger (1963). Other film credits of the versatile actress include West Side Story (1961) and Gypsy (1962). She was married to actor Robert Wagner from 1957-1962, and the couple remarried in 1972. In 1981, she died in a drowning accident. Carbon "x" at the upper loop of the "l" in Natalie. Slightly creased. Staple holes at upper left corner, two file holes at upper margin. Minor show through of type. Fine condition.
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